New Amenities for James City’s Waterfront Properties
Shaping Our Shores is a master plan created in 2009 to improve and expand waterfront recreational spaces in James City County, Virginia. The county is now revising its original plan to include new amenities. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the plan could guide development of the recreational facilities over the next 10 years.
Red Sox Triple-A Affiliate to Find New Home in Worcester
Officials in Worcester, Mass. have signed off on the construction of a new ballpark. The construction will include a hotel, parking garage, office space, and other development overseen by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority and Madison WG Holdings LLC. The ballpark, set to open in 2021, will be home to a Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.
Minneapolis Next City to Ban New Construction for Drive-Throughs
As a proactive attempt to reduce emissions and litter, more cities pass legislation to ban new construction of drive-through windows. Minneapolis became the most recent city to pass the ordinance in August after City Council President noted it aligns with the city’s plan for growth and reducing greenhouse gases by 80% by 2040.
Architecture Student Wins Award, All-Expenses-Paid Trip
A Pennsylvania architectural graduate student has won an award that will allow her an all-expenses-paid trip to the Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods. Nastaran Tebyanian is a doctoral candidate with a focus on landscape architecture. The event, hosted in Chicago from October 23-25, will explore local approaches to sustainable urban development.
Study Shows $64 Billion Loss Related to Slow Payments
Slow payments cost general contractors and subcontractors $64 billion annually, a new study has shown. Finance platform Rabbet shows this is a $24 billion increase from a 2018 study. 60% of Subcontractors who took part in the study stated they would choose not to bid on projects based on the owner’s reputation for late payments.